About me

Graduated from HKU (global subject ranking 10 in QS), I now serve as an Associate Professor in Dept of Economics and Finance, founder and director of Sustainable Real Estate Research Center / HKSYU Real Estate and Economics Research Lab. In 2019, I am involved in Robotics and Big Data Lab in Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU). I am also a coordinator for the co-op Master Program between Hwa Hsia University of Technology and HKSYU and serve as the Director of Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Financial Technology. My major field of research interests lies in construction safety, sustainable building, housing economics, real estate economics and finance. I am an author of 9 books and over 200 articles over the past eight years. To know more about my research, you may refer to the following websites:

Over the years, I won many local and international awards and grants. I was the outstanding reviewer of Journal of Cleaner Production, a recipient of a Fellowship from the US to study the impact of law and culture on housing fittings in China which offered me a chance to present a paper to Nobel Prize Economist Prof Douglass North and received the top three presenter award among all the fellowship recipients. I was also a recipient of a grant issued by Ministry of Education jointly with a scholar from the People’s Republic of China, a visiting fellowship awardee from Australia and a finalist award for competition law research in the US. I am a grant holder of 5 Research project funded by Research Grant Council in recent 5 years (4 in capacity of Principal Investigator).

I hold a few visiting positions in overseas university. I am currently an adjunct Professor of Economics at the Rattanakosin International College of Creative Entrepreneurship, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin in Thailand and an Adjunct Associate Professor in China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Tianjin University in China. I also served as an Endeavour Research Fellow at the University of South Australia (with Professor Simon Beecham, Deputy Vice Chancellor), a visiting scholar at RMIT (with Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard) in Australia, University of Regina (with Chair Professor Christine Chan, AI research) and Feng Chia University in Taiwan. I also gave guest lecture for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia) and Hochschule 21 (Germany). Besides, I previously served as an external examiner for University of Macau, University Putra Malaysia, Open University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University. I am also invited by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to serve as a research grant reviewer.

I am a chartered surveyor, an associate member in CIArb and HKIArb. I have a quite diverse academic background as I previously pursued study in fNIRS course, computer studies (mainly AI), psychology and higher education teaching.

I currently serve as a Appeal Board Panel member under the Cap 563 Renewal Authority Ordinance (Appointed by the HKSAR). My research on living quality has been included in the secondary curriculum and covered by mass media in different places, such as: